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22 May 2013
Tunisian feminist Amina Tyler arrested for ‘immoral gestures’
Tunisian member of radical feminist group FEMEN was arrested Sunday after allegedly attempting to stage a topless protest. Sara Yasin reports.
SIF13 (I). Internet freedom in the global debate: mapping the state of play
Notes from the Stockholm Internet Forum on Internet Freedom for Global Development, held at Münchenbryggeriet (The Brewery) at Södermalm in Stockholm, Sweden, May 22-23, 2013.
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Art.19, development, Entrepreneurship, foreign affairs, Global, global debate, HR, innovation, Internet Freedom, Internet Freedom for Global Development, revolution, Right to freedom of opinion & expression, security, Stockholm Internet Forum, UN, Universal Declaration of Human Rights |
Tunisia reaches power sharing deal
Leading Tunisian political parties continued the national dialogue on Tuesday (May 7th), focusing on ways to address violence.
The meeting followed a deal last week where parties reached a consensus on power sharing after Ennahda proposed that the presidency and the prime minister split control of the executive.
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defense, Democratic Coalition, Ennahda, Ettakatol, foreign affairs, Habib Hamdi, Mahmoud Baroudi, ministerial councils, Mohamed Bennour, Mohamed Marzouki, national dialogue, Nidaa Tounes, parliamentary committees, parliamentary sstem, Popular Front, Presidency, presidential system, Prime Ministry, Rachid Gh, security, Shura Council, Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) |
Tunisia national dialogue rejects violence
Participants in Tunisia’s second national dialogue condemned all forms of post-revolution violence, stressing that only the state had the right to use force.
Unlike the first round of talks last October, the meeting that wrapped up on Thursday (May 16th) involved all Tunisian political parties.
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Ennahda Party, Hamma Hammami, Jebal Chaambi, Leagues for the Protection of the Revolution (LPR), Maya Jribi, national dialogue, Nidaa Tounes, Popular Front, President Moncef Marzouki, Progressive Democratic Party, Rachid Ghannouchi, Secretary-General, terrorism, Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), Tunisian political parties |
Tunisian operators deploy submarine cable connecting Europe
May 20, 2013
Two of Tunisia’s mobile operators have signed a deal with with backbone operator and cloud services provider Interoute for the deployment of a submarine cable connecting Tunisia to Europe.
Agreement Signed for Commissioning of Didon Submarine Cable Linking Tunisia to Europe
Posted on May 20th, 2013
Tunisiana and Orange Tunisia announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Interoute, the owner operator of Europe’s largest next generation network, for the commissioning of a submarine cable, called Didon, connecting the city of Kélibia, Tunisia to Interoute’s pan European fiber optic network, via its landing station in Mazara del Vallo, Siciliy, Italy.